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RATINGS: 241   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 13   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Boulevard’s Love Child Series of "wild" ales are barrel-aged with such boisterous cultures as Lactobaccillus and Brettanomyces. These wayward offspring can prove so complex that we employ gauges on the label to convey the intensity of three key personality traits, Funk, Sour, and Fruit, presenting a picture of the ale at the time it was released. It will change as it ages, but don’t we all? Oak barrels were used to age the majority of beer used for Love Child No. 3—with beer aged from 16 months to nearly six years. Another portion of the beer spent 11 months in stainless tanks, souring on Lactobacillus. While very tart, the sourness is short-lived and the beer finishes dry with a trace of oak. Color (EBC) 59 Bitterness (IBUs) 13 Original Gravity (Plato) 19.1 Terminal Gravity (Plato) 1.84 Alcohol (ABV) 9.5 CO2 - Bottles 6 g/


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4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JAN 18, 2014
750ml bottle split with the wife celebrating the birth of our twins. We now have 3 love childs. A - Pours a murky with a small head. S - Smells sour, acidic lacto, mild dusty funk, sharp damp wood, sour orchard fruit, apples, berry tartness, some peppery notes, whiskey soaked wood. The aroma of old furniture woods comes out when warmed up. T - Puckering sour upfront, acidic fruit, unsweetened cranberry juice, tart cherries, apple skins, lemons, sharp salty cheese, a rounding whiskey and wood slowly sneaks out as it warms. The finish has a snappy pepperness to it, but closes crisp and clean. M - Sour with an acidic bite, mild effervescent carbonation that smooths out as it sets. This packs a pretty sour punch. The tartness puckers your taste buds, scrubs the palate bringing with it complex esters, leaving behind light whiskey and old wood. Very nice roundness with crisp and snappy finish. I wish I would have bought more. Serving type: bottle 01-11-2014


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dfearnley (965) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle to goblet Cherry, blood orange, toffee, grape. Cloudy amber, thin creamy tan head. Taste is orange rind, red wine.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbudd19 (594) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle. Burgundy pour with light white head. Aroma is sour tartness, leather, oak, and funk. Taste is mild funk up front, followed light sweetness, ketchup oak, finishes with a bit of oak and some funk. Really nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ajnepple (2165) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle shared. Amber and light hazy appearance. Sour, tart and dank with notes of funky yeast, fruit and light oak. Nicely done, this one has aged well.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (1610) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
"Pretty aggressively sour, even cutting through the bourbon, which is also more than adequate. This is an in your face beer, but with subtleties and a ton going on nonetheless. Acidic in feel, and a bigger beer abv wise. Lemony sour and bourbon play nicely together. Definitely a memorable one. I’d get this again too, though it was pretty expensive."

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (7834) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle 75 cl at Sweet & Sour, Sätila, 2014-08-30. Thanks to tkrjukoff!
Hazy amber to light brown color, small yellow head. Acidic, currants, vinegar scent, some cinnamon. Light acidic at first, goes a bit sour, some vinegar, berry taste. Sort of fizzy mouthfeel, very low bitterness.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tkrjukoff (4058) - SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle, pours cloudy amber with a small off white head. Aroma is fun acidy vinegar barrel. Flavor is sour fruity astringent slightly bitter quite well balanced.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daje (2450) - NORWAY - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle. Hazy red/brown body with a medium offwhite head. Aroma of cranberries, raisin, vinegar, light tartness. Taste on the more sour side with an acidic cherry and cranberry taste, mild vanilla, with a prominent bourbon touch in the finish. Getting better and better down the bottle, this is a very nice yet mild sour.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (4492) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 23, 2014
Lovely amber color with an off white head. Fresh inviting aroma. Mellow fresh sour berry fruity. Even my friend who actually not buy beer like this says: nice. Fine body and a fresh carbonation. Fine sourness together with a balanced sweetness. Balanced and nice flavor. Tasty and powerful sour fruity. Also mild vinegar, some oak and some vanilla. Complex lovely ale.
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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcartamdg (1984)
- Spring Hill, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Pours an amber brown with a thin off white head. Aroma of malt, funk, Brett and sour wheat. Taste is sour, cherries, funk, Brett and caramel malt. Really solid sour.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vighals (1150) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2014
Brunorange litt tåkete med beige skum. Sure bær, bæreddik vanilje og kvae. Skikkelig sur smak av sure syrlige bær, svir på leppa, med bærsødme. Lite kullsyre.


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